Skinner of Kippen is a long-standing butcher’s business located in Kippen, with a reputation that extends far beyond the village. Within the past couple of years, they have moved their retail operation from the shop in the Main Street to premises with the Woodhouse deli and café down at the roundabout close to the station. However, for those for whom this is not easy to access, much of their product is available in McNicoll’s shop. Any items not directly on sale there can be ordered at the shop, and will be delivered there to be picked up.
Their Main Street premises are now the production centre for the business, where their award-winning products are produced under strict quality-controlled conditions under the watchful eye of Cameron Skinner. The business ethos has much in common with that of Rhubarb Lime, featured elsewhere in this magazine – focus on quality.
This quality results in recognition at a national level – Gold Medal at the Meat Federation National Championship for the steak pie, with a couple of Silver Medals (mince round and steak/ black pudding/ chorizo sausage) in addition.
It is further recognised in the widespread use of Skinner to provide catering resources for an extensive variety of events:
Arnprior Pumpkins, running to the end of October
Balfron Woodland Light Experience running from 25th October to 12th November
Santa’s Woodland Experience in Balfron at weekends from the end of November onwards
“Big Feed” street food events in Glasgow
A local business with a national reputation!